If you are not familiar with Australian Football, it is a high energy, fast paced, contact sport, requiring many attributes and physical components of a number of American sports. Having said this, it is quite unlike any other sport in the world.
The basic aim of the game is to score as many goals as possible by kicking the ball between a set of posts at either end of the field. Players may move the ball around the field, either by kicking, handballing (punching the ball off your hand), or running with the ball. There are no pads and players are able to tackle each other anywhere between the knees and the shoulders. Sometimes it may appear that there are no rules, but there are! Fans who see their first game are immediately drawn in by the speed, high scoring and physicality of the game. Once you watch a game, you’re hooked for life!
Check out the AFL’s YouTube channel to learn more about the game.